JACKSON – More than 150 Tennesseans from the National Guard’s 212th Engineer Company, based in Paris and Camden, left February 7 on the first leg of a one-year deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The unit departed the Paris National Guard Armory by bus and traveled to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, Tenn., where they boarded a plane headed to Fort Bliss, Texas. The company will spend around one month at Fort Bliss undergoing advanced pre-deployment training prior to departing for Kuwait.
“We’re all really excited to get to Bliss and finish our training,” said Capt. Susan Parker, the unit’s commander. “We’ve been working really hard and are ready to put all our hard work and preparation to use in Kuwait.”
During the deployment, the unit plans to do construction operations for coalition forces. “We have a lot of talented soldiers in the unit,” Parker said. “Many are carpenters, masons, plumbers, and electricians in their civilian careers as well as in the military. We’re planning to do many construction projects throughout Kuwait and elsewhere; we’ll need and use those talents.”
(February 6, 2013), JACKSON, TENNESSEE – The City of Jackson Non-Profit Review Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2014 funding cycle. The committee, appointed by Mayor Jerry Gist, is chaired by Councilman Ernest Brooks II, and composed of mayoral assistant, Sam Dawson, and Councilmen Charles “Pepper” Bray and Randy Wallace. The committee will host its first meeting on February 19, 2013, at City Hall.
The committee has been charged with reviewing the 2013 funding for non-profit agencies in order to measure which agencies will be funded in 2014. Also, the state of the economy has forced many federal and state officials to allocate fewer dollars forcing many agencies to turn to local government officials for funding. Thus, the committee was formed, in part, in anticipation of an increase in funding requests from new agencies.
According to Councilman Brooks, “As our city budget has become tighter, we depend, now more than ever, on the work of non-profit organizations.” There will be a rating system for the evaluation of agencies and a request form that requires them to submit their 990 Income Tax form and budgeted expenses and revenues from all sources.
After review of the request and Income Tax forms and interviews with agency representatives, the committee will make recommendations to the full council. Last year, three new non-profit agencies were funded. All non-profit organizations in the city are invited to apply. Applications can be obtained from the Mayor’s Office or the City Council Office. Applications will be accepted until March 11, 2013. “At the end of the day, the funding process should be transparent, objective and fair,” said Councilman Brooks.
Downtown Kid's Mardi Gras Parade,
Sat, 2/9/13, 8 am - 3 pm.
Parade starts at 11 am in front of Baker's Rack on Lafayette St.
City Engineer for the City of Jackson, has authorized the temporary road closure, all-lanes beginning on E. Lafayette in front of the Bakers Rack on Saturday, February 9, 2013, starting at 8:00 a.m. for the Downtown Kid's Mardi Gras Parade.
The lanes will be closed for "Downtown Kid's Mardi Gras Parade " and festivities that begin at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
The parade route is as follows: Depart in front of Bakers Racks on E. Lafayette at 11 a.m. to N. Church, then turning south (right) onto N. Church. The parade will then continue to go around two blocks by turning west (right) onto E. Baltimore, then north (right) onto N. Liberty & then finally turning back east (right) onto E. Lafayette in front of Baker's Rack.
MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE- On or about February 6, 2013, at approximately 4:15 PM, the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to a missing person's report at 301 William R. Bailey Road, Jackson, TN.
The report revealed that Alicia Darlene Bailey, age 50, of 301 William R. Bailey Road was last seen leaving her residence on February 5, 2013, at approximately 2:15 PM driving a 1999 4-door white Chevrolet Malibu, TN license number 700 DKY.
Ms. Bailey is described as a white female, height 5'9", 260 pounds. Her hair is described as dark and 1' long. She was wearing a blue tee-shirt or sewatshirt, dark colored jeans and white tennis shoes. Ms. Bailey walks with a limp on her right leg.
She could possibly be in the Nashville area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Bailey is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 731-423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill seeking to guarantee people with handgun-carry permits can store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked is expected to be on the Senate floor early next week.
The chief Senate clerk told The Associated Press on Thursday that the measure is to be discussed Monday night. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee is scheduled to take the measure up on Wednesday.
The Senate proposal would not follow the model set by the state law that allows bar and restaurant owners to post firearms bans at their establishments. It also wouldn't exclude areas like schools, colleges and universities - which Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has called crucial to his acceptance of a final bill.
The business community has also voiced concerns about the measure.
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